From Charles Babbage Institute Reprint

The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer

By Erwin Tomash

The book presents the elegant symbolic notation and coding for the large subroutine library that provided the building blocks for an array of programs.

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The book presents the elegant symbolic notation and coding for the large subroutine library that provided the building blocks for an array of programs.

Even before the staff of the Cambridge University Mathematical Laboratory completed work on the EDSAC, the first stored-program computer in operation, in 1949, they started on the task of devising an organized programming system for its use. The authors were principle contributors to this system, which they describe in detail in this first: practical text on computer programming. The book presents the elegant symbolic notation and coding for the large subroutine library that provided the building blocks for an array of programs. At the time, these concepts were at the leading edge of programming virtuosity, foreshadowing the powerful systems that were developed later. Volume I in the Charles Babbage Institute Reprint Series, this book was originally published in 1951 by Addison Wesley.

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Out of Print ISBN: 9780262231183 165 pp. |